Co-editors Dave Buchanan (MacEwan University), editor of Pennell’s A Canterbury Pilgrimage and An Italian Pilgrimage (University of Alberta Press, 2015), and Kimberly Morse Jones (Sweet Briar College), author of Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Nineteenth-Century Pioneer of Modern Art Criticism (Ashgate, 2015), are seeking proposals for interdisciplinary essays on the work and life of Elizabeth Robins Pennell, the American-born, London-based journalist and author who published (or co-published) over twenty books and hundreds of periodical articles between the early 1880s and 1930.
The Victorian Review invites submissions for its special issue devoted to Trans Victorians. From the Chevalier/Chevalière D’Eon, Fanny and Stella, Dr. James Miranda Barry, and Vernon Lee, to the intersecting identities found in gender diverse side shows, including Madame Clofullia and Julia Pastrana, and the political cross-dressing of the Welsh Rebecca Riots, the Victorian era was populated by all manner of non-binary and gender expansive slippages. At the same time, Richard von Krafft-Ebing’s conflation of queer sexual orientation and trans gender identity and expression became part of the scientific foundation that informed cisnormative and heteronormative standards not only in medicine and the law, but the popular imagination.
The Idea of Prose Style: A Symposium
13-15 December, 2017
University of Sydney and University of New South Wales
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Garrett Stewart (University of Iowa)
Daniel Tyler (Oxford University)
Rebecca Walkowitz (Rutgers University)
“‘Literary Offenses’ and Other Contentious Matter”
A one-day conference on Literary Controversy
in Great Britain and the United States (1800-1900)
Centre Interlangues : Texte, Image, Langages
University of Burgundy
Friday, 22 September 2017
“Words break from me here”: Reading Hopkins, 1918–2018
The 115th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10, to Sunday, November 12.
We invite proposals for papers dealing with Gothic literature, culture and film. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2017 conference theme of "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing." Possible foci might include the Gothic's engagement with narrative perspective, nonhuman forms, the body, and theories of space and place.
115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017
Special Session for PAMLA 2017 - Honolulu, HI
Nov 10-12, 2017
Victorian Empire and Oceania
Many analyses of Victorian empire focus on India and Africa, yet the British empire also expanded to many parts of Oceania, both directly and indirectly. The papers in this session will examine cultural texts that explore relationships between Victorian empire and Oceania. This session especially welcomes essays that make connections between Victorian empire and Hawai'i.
The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.
Any proposals dealing with 19th century British literature and culture are welcome, but we are particularly interested in papers that relate to the conference theme "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing" by examining the following: theatrical posters, their relationship to the plays they promote, and their effect on popular culture; book illustrations, illustrators, and the relationships between authors and their illustrators; or issues of surveillance, the gaze, and performative identities and appearances. This session is also interested in papers that specifically focus on this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing.
The 2017 PAMLA Conference is being held over the November 10-12 weekend at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu, with complimentary bus transportation to and from our official PAMLA Conference hotel, the Ala Moana Resort: http://pamla.org/2017
Our CFP list of over 120 approved sessions includes many sessions on British Literature and Culture, from a number of Medieval sessions to sessions on contemporary British film and literature, with everything in betweenll. Our online paper proposal system are now available: http://pamla.org/2017/topic-areas